How to determine if a record breaking calculation of pi is accurate
January 13, 2013 2:37 PM Subscribe
posted by SpacemanStix (75 comments total)
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: "I was trying various methods to implement a program
that gives the digits of pi sequentially. So, while writing the program I got stuck on a problem, as with all algorithms: How do I know that the n digits that I've calculated are accurate?"A:
"Since I'm the current world record
holder for the most digits of pi, I'll add my two cents: Unless you're actually setting a new world record, the common practice is just to verify the computed digits against the known values. But when you get into world-record territory, there's nothing to compare against. ...